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Opening event in the ALCTS 50th anniversary celebration Cindy Hepfer 11 Oct 2006 18:52 UTC

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“Definitely Digital” Is the Opening Event in the ALCTS 50th Anniversary

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is
pleased to announce "Definitely Digital: An Exploration of the Future of
Knowledge on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ALCTS" as its 2007
Midwinter Symposium on Friday, January 19, 2007 in Seattle.  "Definitely
Digital" is supported by the generous sponsorship of

"Definitely Digital" examines significant changes in scholarly
communication, library services, collections and staffing created by the
digital environment. The symposium speakers will discuss scholarship in the
digital age, new communication models, the future of cooperative technical
services and enabling technologies, and the training and education of staff
working with digital collections.   Statements, intentionally
and intended to evoke discussion from the panelists and stimulate audience
participation will be the subject of a blog in the near future.   Check the
ALCTS website for details:

The keynote speaker Dr. James Hilton, vice president and chief information
officer, University of Virginia, will explore "Scholarship in the Digital
Age: Opportunities and Challenges."

Featured speakers include:  Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief
strategist, OCLC on "Moving to the Network Level: Networks Change
Structures"; Meg Bellinger, associate university librarian for integrated
library systems and technical services, Yale University, on "Library
Collections and Technical Services in the Digital Age: Perspectives and
Predictions for the Profession at the Half-Century Mark"; and Greg
Tananbaum, author, consultant, and former president, Berkeley Electronic
Press, on "Scholarly Communication 2. Oh: New Models of Publishing and
Library Services."

Brian Schottlaender, University of California-San Diego, will lead a
panel in a discussion of the challenge statements.  Panelists include Tom
Clareson, program director for New Initiatives, PALINET; David Nuzzo, head
acquisitions, SUNY-Buffalo Library; Oliver Pesch, chief strategist of
electronic resources, EBSCO Information Services; and Robert Wolven,
director of library systems and bibliographic control, Columbia University

Registration for this all day symposium is handled through the ALA
registration form. Link to and
choose “Registration.”

ALCTS extends thanks to, which is generously
sponsoring “Definitely Digital”.